Friends School, Inc. is a Colorado non-profit corporation and has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service as an educational, charitable organization.
The Community Board is responsible for the financial management of Friends School, sets strategy and major school policies, creates processes for long-range planning, periodically reviews the school’s organization, and oversees the implementation and maintenance of the school’s values. In addition, the Board employs, evaluates and supports the Head of School.
The Board oversees the school’s business in relationship with the Head of School, the Founding Parents, and the staff. The Founding Parents are a source of historical information for the school community and help sustain the school’s core values. The Board delegates the day-to-day responsibility for the administrative and educational activities of Friends School to the Head of School and to the faculty and staff.
Trustees are elected to the Community Board and often include parents, parents of alumni students, the Head of School, teachers, program directors, and community members. In addition, the three founding parents are ex-officio, non-voting members of the Board.
The Community Board has an active committee structure including the Finance Committee, Development Committee, Committee on Trustees, Strategic Planning Committee, the Polly T. Donald Fund Committee, Audit Committee, Strategic Marketing Committee, Middle School Task Force and Second Facilities Committee. These committees are working committees that meet regularly and report to the full Board. Staff are engaged in the governance of the school, included by serving on Board committees.